The Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation

provides a solid foundation for the growth and success of the mechanical contracting industry.

Education & Career Programs

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MCERF supports programs that attract talented, well-educated, resourceful and industrious future young professionals to our industry from some of the best colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada.

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Student Chapter at convention in Orlando.

Since 1998, MCAA's Student Chapter Program, a national network of chapters in colleges and universities, has introduced interested students to the career opportunities and benefits that are available through the mechanical contracting industry.  The generous funding provided by the Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF)https://www.mcerf.org/initiatives/education-careers/student-chapters/grants/chapter-of-excellence/application

MEAC - Faculty Boot Camp

Colleges and universities continually struggle with providing a high quality education to students at a time when financial and other resources are dwindling.  Traditional sources of funding have either dried up or are stressed to near breaking.  Academic leaders have been forced to search for innovative ways to keep their programs viable.